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In the 60s and '70s model kit bodies were soo much more accurate


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#1 Luc Janssens

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 05:17 AM

Were they really?

 

:unsure: :rolleyes: ;)

 

BTW can anyone guess which brand released this pony?

 

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#2 Danno

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 05:50 AM

Ford?



#3 Joe Handley

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 06:00 AM

Looks too good to be Palmer.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 06:06 AM

I've always preferred the old promo-based annuals over later releases...including the much-talked-about '70 Cuda.

 

What we have here is an MPC '67 Mustang.  AMT had the promo contract back then, and their kit was much more accurate looking than the MPC kit...better than the Ertl/AMT new-tool kit too.

 

I don't know if my MPC '67 is complete (instructions missing), but it doesn't have those oversize headlights in the box....it only has a pair of stock-looking headlights that look much more accurate.

 

Back in the mid-'60's any model company just had to market a Mustang kit, accurate or not.    



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 07:40 AM

That just looks wrong, like someone used a Palmer, or something from a toy,  grille in a different company's kit. The hood edge does not even rest on the grille right.



#6 Craig Irwin

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 07:43 AM

It's us that have become more particular.



#7 george 53

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 08:05 AM

Mike's right on this, This is an old MPC kit. it came in a blue narrow box. like the early AMT/SMP sized  ones.



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 10:12 AM



Looks too good to be Palmer.

LOL!

 

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#9 Luc Janssens

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:33 AM

Mike's right on this, This is an old MPC kit. it came in a blue narrow box. like the early AMT/SMP sized  ones.

It's an Mpc kit indeed, although pretty sure this one came wrapped in a box, like the top one, you can see in the pic...

 

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:22 PM

It's us that have become more particular.

Craig's right too!  When I was 12 I doubt I would have noticed, although that Stingray is just wrong :wacko: ! 



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:29 PM

Craig's right too!  When I was 12 I doubt I would have noticed, although that Stingray is just wrong :wacko: ! 

Yeah, I was passing up Palmer kits by the time I was 9.



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 03:29 PM



LOL!

 

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OMG!!

 

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 06:45 PM

The huge manatee :lol:  Thanks I needed that.



#14 Skydime

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 07:22 PM

LOL!

 

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I know what that is SUPPOSED to be but, what in the world is that?  :blink:



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 07:31 PM

I know what that is SUPPOSED to be but, what in the world is that?  :blink:


Either a Stingray or a Manatee, I'm not sure which............

Edited by Joe Handley, 20 January 2014 - 07:31 PM.


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 08:15 PM

For some reason,the box art looked nothing like the model. I wonder why...



#17 Joe Handley

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 08:30 PM

For some reason,the box art looked nothing like the model. I wonder why...


In all honesty, I'm impressed it looks that much like the subject matter.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:30 AM

The MPC Mustang 67 and 68 were not that bad. The front end, and especially the grille was wrong, of course. Too round shape and lacks depth. But I admit, the old AMT is best of them all.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:20 AM

How soon we forget just how good the models of today really are.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:12 AM

Either a Stingray or a Manatee, I'm not sure which...........

Agreed, but, who made that and what kind of quality control department do they have?  A bunch of chimpanzees and monkeys? 


Edited by Skydime, 21 January 2014 - 10:13 AM.